Rediscovering Childhood

Foster care in Ireland with Social worker Mary Adams from Fostering First Ireland

November 19, 2023 Discovery Playtime
Rediscovering Childhood
Foster care in Ireland with Social worker Mary Adams from Fostering First Ireland
Show Notes

Mary is a social worker working with Foster First Ireland https://fosteringfirstireland.ie/ after working with Tusla for a number of years. She will walk us through the process of fostering a child (she is also a foster carer herself) from making the decision to all the support that’s available out there. If you are considering a carrier in social work, this episode is for you too. Some of the specific topics we discuss:

  • What to expect when fostering a child
  • What are the reasons to consider fostering a child
  • What support is available for parents and children in Ireland
  • Requirements when fostering a child
  • Types of fostering   
  • How to take the first step
  • The role of social workers